Jim Furyk was unable to explain his meltdown at Firestone Country Club after a catastrophic double bogey on the last hole handed Keegan Bradley the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title.
Furyk, who is 45/1 with bookmaker to win the US PGA Championship, had held his lead for 71 holes and had a one-stroke lead over Bradley as he headed for the 18th tee.
However, the 42-year-old had a disastrous few minutes as he couldn’t find the putting surface after pushing his approach shot to the green and then failed to make a five-foot bogey putt.
He admitted: “Right now I’m just a little bit in shock with the way I finished up. I turned a five into a six and lost the golf tournament on the last hole. There’s no way I should have made double bogey.
“I’ve lost some tournaments in some pretty poor fashions, but I don’t think I’ve let one ever slip nearly as bad as this one. This was my worst effort to finish off an event.”